From: Mike Eriksen <thinstation.mike@gm...> - 2012-02-10 10:43:37
Thinstation 5.0 has been released.
After about a year of development Thinstation 5.0 - the successor to
Thinstation 2.2.2 - has been released today. During its development
program Thinstation 5.0 has been known as version 2.5, but as the
entire code base is new, the developers wanted to part from the 2.x
series branding. So we decided to stick to the the "5" in "2.5" and
here is version 5.0.
Thinstation 5.0 is based on Crux Linux 2.7 code, but the user front
end is very much the same as previously, i.e. it still uses build.conf
and thinstation.conf*. There are of course some new things to learn
(2.2.x is more than five years old) but the soul and spirit is all the
However, this is new times and there are new requirements: A simple
build requires 64 MB RAM and an i686 class processor is required. This
is 16 year old technology, any CPU post 2003 works and almost any post
For package developers Thinstation 5.0 is great news. It is so easy
now to add own packages or modify existing ones thanks to the
standardized Crux code base.
The number of packages updated are *way* to extensive to mention, but
on most bases we have 2011/2012 versions of everything, including
Linux kernel 3.2.2 and xorg7.
So, have fun and enjoy Thinstation 5.0.
Download Thinstation 5.0 from here:
TS-O-Matic service and LiveCDs are expected shortly.
The Thinstation crew.